Intense, ongoing stress exposure can trigger what’s called a “cytokine storm,” where an overproduction of immune cells starts to attack healthy cells in the body. This severe response is not only affecting COVID-19 patients, but can happen in response to other viruses, autoimmunity, and cancer. Here’s how to “reset” our immune system to protect our health and well-being.
Autoimmunity lies at the root of many serious health conditions. While there are many things that can trigger autoimmune diseases, there are five culprits that are the most common. Let’s take a look at what causes autoimmunity, what symptoms might signal an autoimmune issue, and the kinds of tests are recommended so that you can take steps to reverse autoimmunity.
Look deep inside your cells, and you’ll find mitochondria, hard at work. In additional to the energy they generate, they also produce oxidative stress. While this is a normal process, sometimes it can get out of balance. In this interview with goop.com, Dr. Doni explains how to support our bodies to be able to recover from too much oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress can overwhelm our body’s natural coping mechanisms, and can start to have a negative effect on our overall health. Here’s how to reverse the process and get your body back in balance and performing optimally.
Excess alcohol and sugar consumption can put a strain on your liver, especially when you have an MTHFR mutation. Dr. Doni lays out how sugar and alcohol can affect the methylation process, and offers 6 tips for how to recover when you’ve indulged too much.
Exposure to toxins and certain “heavy metals” can impair methylation, especially if you have an MTHFR genetic mutation. Here’s an overview of the 6 toxins and metals that are the most damaging to methylation, including how to test for them, how to avoid them, and potential treatments.
Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body – including our internal organs. And when it becomes chronic inflammation, it can cause dozens of health issues. A simple test can tell you whether you have inflammation in the body, and Dr. Doni offers some remedies to help reduce inflammation.
Taking good care of your bones involves more than just getting enough calcium. Dr. Doni gives an overview of how to promote good bone health throughout your life. It is never too late to start!
Skincare products often contain harmful toxins which can put undue stress on the body. Dr. Doni covers how and why, and offers a bunch of resources for toxin-free, stress-free personal care products.
Does how we feel about ourselves affect our physical health? In the 15th and final segment of Dr. Doni’s Series on Oxidative Stress, she reviews new research on how self-acceptance can influence oxidative stress levels in our bodies.